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Navy's Electromagnetic Railgun Reaches Testing Milestone
2011-11-02 04:35:54

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Materials Testing Facility demonstrated, Oct.31, the one-thousandth successful firing of its Electromagnetic Railgun, reaching a materials testing milestone in the weapon's technological development and future implementation aboard U.S. Navy warships. "This test demonstrates continued advances in armature development, rail design, and barrel materials used in high power railgun launch," said Dr. Robert Meger, head, NRL Charged Particle Physics Branch....

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2010-12-11 07:20:00

The United States Navy proved in a record-setting test on Friday in Dahlgren, Virginia that its dream weapon -- the rail gun -- is the real deal and unlike any other weapon ever used in warfare. Rather than relying on an explosion to fire a projectile, the technology uses electromagnetic current to accelerate a non-explosive bullet at several times faster than the speed of sound. The conductive bullet zips along a set of electrically charged parallel rails and out of the barrel at speeds up...

2008-02-01 16:39:10

The U.S. Navy yesterday test fired an incredibly powerful new big gun designed to replace conventional weaponry aboard ships. Sci-fi fans will recognize its awesome power and futuristic technology. The big gun uses electromagnetic energy instead of explosive chemical propellants to fire a projectile farther and faster. The railgun, as it is called, will ultimately fire a projectile more than 230 miles (370 kilometers) with a muzzle velocity seven times the speed of sound (Mach 7) and...


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